Intermittent fasting and astigmatism

by - April 23, 2019

Astigmatism is an eye condition where the eyeball (one or both), is not in a complete round shape. The normal shape of the eyeball is a perfect round but when it is spherical or egg shaped, it can cause errors and eye sight problems. It is a fairly common eye problem and some people are born this way. Because the eyeball is not in a perfect round shape, light enters it and does not bend evenly. Instead, light is bent in one direction than the other which causes the person to see only a part of an object in focus. For a person with astigmatism, figures at a distance may look blurred.

How does intermittent fasting relate to astigmatism?


Well, a particular study published in 2011 in the journal called Nature, which is a well respected and well reviewed scientific journal, found that food restrictions can improve weak eye sight. Intermittent fasting is a perfect way to do this, it is a healthy way to do food restrictions effectively. A lot of people have testified to the somewhat miraculous improvements in their astigmatism symptoms on reddit.com.

It has been found that food restrictions e.g through intermittent fasting, can improve cortex plasticity in adulthood. This means that the brain is able to adapt to form new neural connections. Although, there isn't enough evidence out there to prove that intermittent fasting helps to cure eye problems, based on the little information out there, intermittent fasting has a positive effect on improving astigmatism symptoms.

Also, since intermittent fasting activates Autophagy, which activates recycling of the eye cells, improved vision is gotten as a result, which helps to lower the strength of the astigmatism symptoms.

But eating a healthy and proper diet can also help in improving your eye sight tremendously. Whether intermittent fasting will work to cure your astigmatism depends on your body and if it goes down well with it.

Although, studies have shown that Fasting can help to improve your vision but some people who have tried it say otherwise. Some said that their vision got worse after the fast. So it all boils down to the person and his body system.

You can try a 3-day or a 2-day wet fast and see how it goes on your body and eyesight. If after the fast, your eyesight gets better, then you should definitely try to fast more to gain more benefits! But, if after the fast, your eyesight gets worse, even slightly, then please stop the fast. Perhaps, intermittent fasting isn't for you. It is often best to try and see how it goes. There's still a lot to know about the relationship between intermittent fasting and astigmatism, though.

But, you might want to see your doctor and discuss with them how you would like to try to use intermittent fasting method to improve your eye health. Since, intermittent fasting isn't certified yet, stick to the conventional treatment methods that are available and trusted e.g wearing prescribed glasses from an eye doctor, eating the right foods etc. Much research still needs to be done to study the correlation between intermittent fasting and its effectiveness in treating astigmatism/eye problems in general.

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